In Case You Missed It - Oscars 2023 Full List
Best Picture - Everything Everywhere All At Once
The winner of the best picture Oscar at the Los Angeles Academy Awards is Everything Everywhere All at Once.
The bizarre superhero comedy was the favourite to take home the big prize at the 2023 Oscars. It was hailed as a breakthrough for Hollywood diversity for Asian-American themes and a predominantly Asian cast.
Everything Everywhere All at Once stars Michelle Yeoh as a laundrette owner who accidentally enters parallel universes while attempting to cope with tax and marital issues. The film was written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, also known as “the Daniels.”
Best Animated Feature Film - Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio
Pinocchio, directed by Guillermo del Toro, triumphed over Turning Red, The Sea Beast, Marcel the Shell with Shoes on, and Puss in Boots: The Final Wish to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
With this achievement, writer-director Guillermo del Toro earns his third Oscar victory and first in the Animated Feature category. Director Mark Gustafson and producers Alex Bulkley and Gary Ungar also receive their first nomination and victory. Pinocchio, directed by Guillermo del Toro, is also Netflix’s first triumph in the Best Animated Feature Oscar category.
Del Toro declared, “Animation is cinema. Animation is not a genre, and it is ready to move forward. Everybody is prepared for it. Please assist us in keeping the dialogue lively.”
Best Actor In A Supporting Role - Ke Huy Quan
Ke Huy Quan won the best supporting actor prize for his portrayal of Waymond Wang in the film Everything Everywhere All At Once, which was directed by Daniels, Kwan, and Scheinert.
Quan stated during his statement, “This is an extremely emotional occasion for me. I recently learned that I would be the first Chinese actor to win in this category if I were to succeed today. I soon came to the conclusion that this moment no longer belongs to simply me after hearing this. Everyone who has begged for change also has a claim to it. There were very few opportunities, which is why I gave acting up. He then acknowledged his fellow cast members and colleagues
Best Actress In A Supporting Role - Jamie Lee Curtis
For the superhero comedy Everything Everywhere All at Once, Jamie Lee Curtis won the Oscar for best supporting actress at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
In Everything Everywhere All at Once, Curtis portrays both the character’s real-world and alternate-universe equivalents of tax inspector Deirdre Beaubeirdre. This was Jamie Lee Curtis’ first Oscar nomination in a four-decade playing career that has included Halloween, Trading Places, A Fish Named Wanda, and True Lies. Jamie Lee Curtis is the daughter of actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis.
Best Documentary Feature Film - Navalny
Navalny won best documentary feature film at the 2023 Oscars.On Sunday, after taking the stage at the Dolby Theatre alongside Alexei Navalny’s wife Yulia and his kids Dasha and Zakhar, director Roher informed the audience that the Russian opposition leader was unable to attend the event. (Navlany, a well-known opponent of Vladimir Putin who has been detained in Russia since March 2021, claims to be in solitary confinement.) In his address, Roher remarked, “I would like to dedicate this honour to Navalny, to all political prisoners around the world.”
Best Costume Design - Ruth Carter
For her work on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Ruth E. Carter was named the recipient of the Excellence in Costume Design award at the 95th annual Academy Awards on Sunday evening, March 12. The 62-year-old spoke on stage while wearing a dress with a goldenrod hue and paid tribute to her recently deceased mother in her address.
She opened her acceptance speech by saying “Thank you to the Academy for recognising the superhero that is the Black woman.”
Best Documentary Short Film - The Elephant Whisperers
The Elephant Whisperers, a Netflix documentary short from Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga, has won the 95th Academy Awards’ Best Documentary Short prize. The movie went up against Stranger At The Gate, How Do You Measure a Year?, Haulout, and How Do You Measure a Year? The prize was given by the director Gonzalves to “my motherland, India.” “This is historic as this is the first ever Oscar for an Indian production,” stated Guneet in an Instagram post.
Best International Feature Film - All Quiet On The Western Front
During the Los Angeles Academy Awards, All Quiet on the Western Front took home the Oscar for best foreign-language feature film.Erich Remarque’s renowned 1928 novel was adapted for the German-language First World War movie; a previous American version, directed by Lewis Milestone, received the best picture Oscar in 1930. In this film, which was directed by Edward Berger, Felix Kammerer plays the brave but traumatised soldier Paul Bäumer.All Quiet on the Western Front, which had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, has made a big impression at past award shows, notably a remarkable showing at the Baftas where it won seven categories, including best film.
Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Daniel Kwan And Daniel Scheinert
The Best Original Screenplay award for Everything Everywhere All At Once was won by the writing-and-directing team of Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert at the 95th Academy Awards.
They were up against Ruben stlund for Triangle of Sadness, Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner for The Fabelmans, Todd Field for Tár, Martin McDonagh for The Banshees of Inisherin, and Martin McDonagh for The Banshees of Inisherin. Daniel Scheinert was the first to accept the prize and used the opportunity to thank his professors for “educating and inspiring” him.
Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Sarah Polley
The Best Adapted Screenplay award for 2023 went to Women Talking.
Sarah Polley, who directed the movie and cast some shade at the Academy when she accepted the award, adapted the story from Miriam Toews’ 2018 book of the same name.
In response to laughter, Polley stated, “First of all, I just want to thank the Academy for not being mortally offended by the words “women” and “talking” put so close together like that.
As a dedication to her children, Polley ended her statement by repeating the final sentence of the movie, which is said to a newborn baby: “Your story will be different from ours.”
Best Music (Original Song) - Naatu Naatu
RRR’s “Naatu Naatu” became the first song from an Indian film to ever win the award for best original song at Sunday’s Academy Awards, defeating a field of big hitters that included Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and longtime candidate Diane Warren.
The success of “Naatu Naatu” had many authors, from the stars who danced to it in RRR (N.T. Rama Rao Jr. and Ram Charan) to the vocalists who performed it (Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava) to the choreographer who helped make its video a viral sensation. Songwriters M.M. Keeravani and Chandrabose received the Oscar statuettes. (Prem Rakshith). “Naatu Naatu” was a key component of the movie from which it was adapted, in contrast to the other best original song candidates.
Best Director - Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
For their heartfelt, multidimensional mash-up, “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert won the best director Oscar on Sunday night, becoming the lone pair of directors to do so.
They were only the fifth pair of director duos to receive nominations, according to Academy authorities. The Coen brothers won for “No Country for Old Men” (2007) while Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins won for “West Side Story” (1961), albeit they later lost for “True Grit.” (2010). For the 1978 comedy “Heaven Can Wait,” Warren Beatty and Buck Henry were also recognized, although they did not given a trophy.
Best Film Editing - Paul Rogers
In recognition of his efforts on Everything Everywhere All At Once, editor Paul Rogers received the Academy Award for Best Editing on Monday.
Paul commented as he accepted the trophy, “This is only my second film, and it is crazy. I thank my wife, my mum, and team. To the cast, it has been my honour to work with you all. I care deeply about all of you. Thank you so much!”
The absurdist comedy drama Everything Everywhere All at Once is directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, who also received an Oscar for their work in the field. The movie won prizes for original screenplay, best supporting actor, and best supporting actress in addition to editing and direction.
Best Actor In A Leading Role - Brendan Fraser
The Whale, a pivotal role that revitalised actor Brendan Fraser’s career, was named Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 95th Academy Awards.
“I started in this business 30 years ago and things didn’t come easily to me,” said Fraser, breathing heavily. “I just want to say thank you for this acknowledgement.”
Best Actress In A Leading Role - Michelle Yeoh
Michelle Yeoh has made history and won the Academy Award for best actress.
The performer, who was born in Malaysia, made history on Sunday night when she became the first Asian woman to win the Academy Award for best actress for her complex role in the international “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
“For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight, this is a beacon of hope and possibility. This is proof that dreams dream big and dreams do come true,” she said. “And ladies, don’t let anyone ever tell you you’re past your prime.”